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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Older Road Users

The Office of Safety is committed to providing a safe environment for older road users, including drivers and pedestrians. Practitioners need to consider differences in vision, fitness and flexibility, and reaction time when designing for older drivers and pedestrians. The Office of Safety's Older Road User program addresses the engineering aspects of highway safety.